Week in court

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A St Helens man facing jail for possession of a Stanley knife is among those appearing before local magistrates.

Luke Chappel (24): Albion Street, St Helens - Had a Stanley knife in a public place, namely Church Square St Helens, and unlawfully and intentionally threatened Alan Sharp. Indicated plea of Guilty. Committed to Liverpool Crown Court for sentence on February 4.

Karen Carberry (42): Freda Avenue, Sutton, St Helens - Failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the supervision requirements imposed following release from a period of imprisonment: Fined £50.

Andrew Nicholas Fairhurst (42): Reflection Court, Grove Street, St Helens - Without reasonable excuse came within 100 metres of Greenleach Court, St Helens, which they were prohibited from doing by a non-molestation order: 12 month community order with Alcohol Treatment Requirement, £60 victim surcharge, £85 charge to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Ross Anthony O'Mara (36): Islands Brow, St Helens - Telephoned an emergency service namely Merseyside Police on 101 without a genuine reason which they were prohibited from doing by a criminal behaviour order. Committed to prison for six weeks concurrent suspended for 12 months.

John Neil Robert Seddon (44): Brookhouse Grove, Eccleston, St Helens - Assaulted Joanne Stirzaker by beating her: Committed to prison for 16 weeks. Restraining order not to approach or contact Joanne Stirzaker directly or indirectly by any means. Pay victim surcharge £80, £150 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

John Philip Leyland (18): Junction Road, Rainford - Failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirements of a community order. Order to continue, pay costs of £55.

David Urch (19): Phoenix Brow, St Helens - Failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirements of a community order. Order to continue, pay costs of £55, fined £30.

Stuart Waine (31): Hardshaw Street, St Helens - On various dates stole a large quantity of diesel, of a value £2,000, belonging to Steve Caunce Ltd. Fined £30, to pay the cost £55. Jailed for 14 days.